Melbourne’s best … or worst kept secret – depends on how you look at it and who you know – has been revealed.
Comedian Wil Anderson is joining Melbourne’s Triple M Hot Breakfast alongside Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy, replacing Mick Molloy who spent 6 years with the team.
Molloy is turning off the early morning alarm and heading over to Triple M national drive with Jane Kennedy in 2018.
radioinfo last month reported that Anderson was strongly tipped to replace Mick Molloy on the popular show.
This is how the Hot Breakfast team announced it this morning.
Anderson has won the People’s Choice Award for a record six times at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
He has spent the past 8 years between LA and Australia, and as host and executive producer of ABC TV’s Gruen.
Anderson says he’s long tuned in to Hot Breakfast. “I am a huge fan of the show. It’s been my lifeline to Melbourne as I have toured the world doing stand-up. I’m guessing I’ve probably heard more of it than Mick has.
“It’s a show that gives you the news, and makes the news, all with a laugh. So many times I have thought I would love to be part of that conversation, and now I’m rapt that I get to, waking up with my favourite city in the world. And I’m even more excited because of the genius of Mick Molloy, I don’t have to get in until 7am!”.
Triple M’s Head of Content, Mike Fitzpatrick says “Wil is one of the funniest and most respected comedians in the country.
“He is loved in Melbourne, selling out his comedy festival shows every year. That combined with his passion for music and footy makes him the perfect fit to sit alongside Eddie and Darc”.